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Ben Folds

Multi-Platinum Selling Pop Artist

Ben Folds is multi-platinum Pop Artist who has created an enormous body of genre-bending music, including pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records. Folds’s last album was a blend of Pop songs and his “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra,” which soared to #1 on both the Billboard Classical and Classical crossover charts. He has performed with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras for over a decade, and in 2017 Folds was named as the first ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. Folds has been featured for five seasons as a judge on NBC's critically-acclaimed acapella show, "The Sing Off," continues to appear in cameo roles on cable and network TV shows, and composes for film and TV. 

Outside of music, Folds wrote a book of interrelated essays and anecdotes about art, life, and music that is set to release this fall. He is an avid photographer who has completed assignments for National Geographic and was recently featured in a mini-documentary by the Kennedy Center's Digital Project on his photographic work. Folds is an advocate for arts education and music therapy funding in our nation's public schools and has served for over five years as an active member of the distinguished Artist Committee of Americans For The Arts (AFTA), as well as being appointed to AFTA’s Arts Action Fund. He was recently named Chairman of the Arts Action Fund’s ArtsVote2020, a national initiative to advocate for a greater commitment to the nation’s creative economy through improved public policies for the arts and arts education.